Every good martini has two olives. You eat the first, it's yours, but you always leave the second for the Lady. She may be real, she may be an abstract idea; but she is always beautiful, she is magnetic, the kind of Lady that does not make you feel like a gentleman but like a Man. Think of it as an offering to the one that was, to the one that is here, and to the one that has yet to show. You see this olive right here? It's not for just anyone, I am leaving it for the Lady...
I am really good at finding a new hobby to experience. I realize that I won’t be around forever so I try to fill my life with new passion. I know what it feels like to have a Harris Hawk land on my wrist, or how annoying it is when your shot slices in golf. Sailing and/or learning to ride a motorcycle is next on my list of interests. On a more day to day basis I am good at making a vegan Minestrone soup that card carrying carnivores seem to like. Selecting eyewear for friends and strangers. Being five minutes late to almost everything.
If you asked me what the first thing that people notice about me is, it would have to be that I was once told I look like Arvid on Head of the Class. Recently a woman I was talking to online made fun of my "Brooke Shields" eyebrows. Or that people always tell me they know someone that looks like me. So that tells me that I must have missed out on a really exciting life of crime. The first thing YOU might notice about me is that I sent you a reasonably well thought out message then when you clicked on my profile you thought, "Aw crap, why did he have to look like Arvid and not some shirtless guy taking a reverse selfie in the bathroom mirror?" I really am very sorry about this.
I don't have TV. I do watch some stuff on the interwebs. Favorite artists include Julian Opie, Banksy, Ai WeiWei and Rene Magritte. Favorite poet is Pablo Neruda. Musical taste is vast, I dislike country! Movies tend toward thought provoking, dark humor, guy stuff. I still can’t see the draw of The Big Lebowski, but I will watch Boondock Saints and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels over and over. I am broad minded enough to give something a try. If only to find out it was not for me. I am fond of Homemade Shortbread and peanut butter fudge. You can't buy my love, but you can definitely get my attention with shortbread. Food? Indian, Thai, or PB & J I just need a menu and I will find something to like.
So why should you message me? Because you suddenly wondered where I have been all your life or you found my car keys.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I just prefer that our first date not be dinner. Can you think of a more high pressure experiance than eating in front of someone while talking to them? No...no "date" I say we do something low drag but high octane.